Orientation

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Thanks for applying to be a volunteer! If you haven’t applied yet, go to our application page to start the volunteer process. For the safety of our animals and volunteers, we ask that all our individual volunteers go through an orientation before volunteering (group volunteers do not have to complete orientation). Orientation classes last about 90 minutes, and held in the annex, which is the small white building to the left of the shelter. The next volunteer orientation dates & times are:

January
January 10, at 2pm
January 17, at 5:30pm
January 19, at 11am
January 22, at 2pm

January 31, 1pm – Paws for Reading orientation (please email shannon@ghhs.org to reserve your spot).

New volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase a GHHS shirt ($20, S – 3XL sizes available). We ask that all volunteers wear a GHHS shirt so the public can easily identify them.

Dog Walking Training

Further training is needed before volunteers can handle the large dogs. After completing orientation, you must complete a dog training class provided by a GHHS staff member. Training sessions last approximately 1 hour. Dog Walking classes are held every Thursday at 1pm (except for the last Thursday of the month). Class size is limited to six, so please reserve your spot by emailing Shannon. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Shannon Siegel at shannon@ghhs.org or call 256-881-8081 x216.